• Israel’s Rejection Not Final (Part 3)

    Romans 11:26-35

    In this lesson, Dr. Sproul discusses open theism and whether God has full knowledge of all events. If an event comes to pass we can believe it is His will. God does not wait for the sinner to change so he can come to God, but God goes to the … Listen

  • Israel’s Rejection Not Final (Part 1)

    Romans 11:11-23

    Paul indicates that even though Israel stumbled, through that stumbling salvation has come to the Gentiles. This leads into the discussion of the “mystery” and Paul’s reaching out to those Gentiles. Even though there were instances of the Jews evangelizing such as Jonah, they still to this day do not … Listen

  • Man Born Blind (Part 2)

    John 9:13-41

    The man that had been blind is brought before the Pharisees and the issue of Jesus doing work is brought up and a disagreement ensues on how can a sinner do such signs and further the man says that Jesus is a prophet. Dr Sproul discusses these issues and follows … Listen

  • Israel Needs the Gospel

    Romans 10:5-15

    Paul demonstrates two impossibilities, a person ascending to heaven by his own righteousness and bringing Messiah to earth or by our own righteousness descend into the earth and retrieve Messiah from the dead. Dr Sproul discusses two elements for salvation – profession of faith and possession of that faith. Believing … Listen

  • Free from Indwelling Sin

    Romans 8:1-11

    Paul starts this section by stating there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. He then indicates the failure of the law to save, but that sin is condemned. In verse 5 we see that the unregenerate person has their minds set on things of the flesh … Listen

  • Israel’s Rejection & God’s Justice (Part 2)

    Romans 9:14-23

    Dr. Sproul discusses the different kinds of predestination – symmetrical (equal ultimacy) and asymmetrical. The symmetrical view takes the position that predestination is applied to both the believer and the unbeliever – positive, positive. The asymmetrical view considers that the believer is predestined to be with God, but leaves the … Listen

  • Breakfast On the Seashore

    John 21:1-14

    Dr. Sproul starts this section relating that many critical scholars believe that John chapter 21 does not belong in the canon of scripture and gives his response. He then proceeds to review the text and the disciples unsuccessful fishing trip. These expert fishermen had fished all night and had nothing … Listen

  • Present Condition of Israel

    Romans 9:25-10:4

    Paul explains that being loved by God is a privilege and being a Jew was no guarantee of redemption but it was an advantage. Dr Sproul relates this to the church in that those unbelievers that attend have the advantage of hearing the word. Further distinction is made between the … Listen

  • Death in Adam, Life in Christ

    Romans 5:8-17

    What was Adam capable of in his created state in the garden? Dr. Sproul discusses the concept of realism versus federalism in Adam. The idea of “original sin” is investigated and defined. Listen

  • Overcoming the World

    John 16:16-33

    Dr. Sproul starts this section by explaining what Jesus meant by seeing Him, not seeing Him and seeing Him again. He continues by explaining Jesus’ no longer speaking in a figurative language but plain speaking. Jesus again predicts they will scatter and leave Him alone except for His Father. Dr … Listen

  • Feed My Sheep

    John 21:15-25

    After the breakfast, Jesus confronts Peter and asks him if he loves Jesus more than these. Dr Sproul considers three possible meanings and discusses the various Greek words translated “love”. Further investigation is done when Jesus responds to Peter’s positive statement of love by asking Peter to feed His lambs … Listen

  • Unbelief

    John 7:1-13

    Dr. Sproul points out in this section that John’s parenthetical comment that “even His brothers did not believe Him” shows that living with Jesus, they had not come to faith yet. This text obviously mitigates against the perpetual virginity of Mary. We find out that His brothers were looking for … Listen

  • The Son of God

    John 10:22-42

    The Jewish leaders ask for a plain answer from Jesus and He responds that they do not believe because His sheep hear is voice, they follow and He gives them eternal life and no one can snatch them away and claiming that He and the Father are one. Dr. Sproul … Listen

  • Boasting Excluded

    Romans 3:27-31

    Dr. Sproul starts the lesson in verse 21 explaining how the righteousness of God is apart from the law, but that the desired righteousness can be obtained through faith in Jesus Christ. Dr. Sproul then defines faith – what it is and is not. In discussing expiation we discover that … Listen

  • Put on Christ

    Romans 13:8-14

    Dr. Sproul continues his review of the law with a discussion on situational ethics and when it is acceptable to break a commandment. Who is my neighbor and is there such a thing as the “brotherhood of man?” Listen